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On This Date, December 13th

1. 1978: First U.S. coin minted honoring a woman It was on this date in 1978 that the first Susan B. Anthony dollar was…

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Taylor Camp: The Hawaiian Hippie Utopia That Never Was

We all have our own picture of what paradise might look like. While most of us can only imagine living in the place of…

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America’s First Train Heist: The Gang That Nearly Pulled It Off

Of the train heists committed by the Wilkerson boys, known as the Reno Gang or the Jackson Thieves, their first was also America‚Äôs first.…

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New Inscription Sheds Light on Ancient Jewish Revolt

TEL DOR, ISRAEL – Researchers with the University of Haifa have made an incredible underwater discovery: an unique Roman inscription on a stone buried…

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Archaeologists Can Finally Date Aboriginal Rock Art

A team of scientists from ANSTO’s Centre for Accelerator Science have developed a new technique that now makes it possible to use radiocarbon dating…

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7 Amusing Facts About the Victorian Era

The Victorian Era was a time of change, of innovation, and of really strange social values. Victorian society had all sorts of quirks, especially…

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History’s Rarest Images: 50 Photos That Will Stop You In Your Tracks

Some of the most rare photos are also the ones that stop us in our tracks as we linger on the image. The emotion,…

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On This Day, December 12th

1. 1980: Armand Hammer bought Da Vinci’s manuscript for $5 million It was on this date in 1980 that Armand Hammer purchased one of…

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Krampusnacht: What Is It, and How Did it Start?

When most children in the world are thinking of a jolly, round old man with a white beard who’s going to come clambering down…

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Who’s Who? Can You Name These Iconic Women?

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